Barcelona trounced Real Sociedad 5-0, but one of the best goals of the match was the two man game played by Messi and Iniesta as they played gives and goes back and forth all the way up the field.
Messi passes to Iniesta, Iniesta passes back to Messi, Messi passes back to Iniesta, Iniesta gives the ball back to Messi, Messi charges forward on the dribble and then passes back to Iniesta, Iniesta passes back to Messi. I counted six passes between the two before Messi scores. Just beautiful to watch.
And what’s funny is after Iniesta plays the last pass back to Messi he spins to receive the ball again. It’s as if Iniesta and Messi just could have kept going and going to infinite the game is so ingrained them. What’s more, you don’t see Messi really get that excited after he scores, and why would he as he’s scoring so often, but this time he really seems happy and rushes to greet Iniesta after the goal as he knows what a good goal it was.
What were all the other chess pieces (players) doing when these two waltzed through to score? The Barcelona players were making runs to distract and hold the defense in check while the maestros danced through the Real Sociedad defense.
I’m starting to feel bad for the teams that have to face Barcelona when they’re playing like this. It’s almost not really fair and they’re starting to embarrass other teams in La Liga.
Hat tip to Kyle Sheldon for pointing me to the goal.
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